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James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor
Stanford School of Humanities and Science
Professor
Department of Anthropology
PhD, Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1985
MA, Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1981
BA, Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979

About

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and professor in the department of anthropology. He previously taught for many years at the University of California, Irvine. His major publications include The Anti-politics Machine: "Development", Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (Cambridge UP, 1990); Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt (U. California Press, 1999); Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order (Duke UP, 2006); and Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (Duke UP, 2015).